Hilton continues expansion in Latin America
The chain announced today its plans to incorporate Atoll Hotel Cartagena Tierra Bomba, Curio Collection by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn Pereira and Hilton Garden Inn Cartagena to the portfolio of the company in Colombia
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announces plans to incorporate Atoll Hotel Cartagena Tierra Bomba, Curio
Collection by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn Pereira and Hilton Garden Inn Cartagena to the portfolio of the company in Colombia, a growing market where Hilton currently has 18 hotels open and running to receive visitors to the country. The first property of Curio Collection by Hilton in the market has scheduled its opening for the first quarter of 2019, while the two Hilton Garden Inn hotels will open during the first quarter of 2020.
"As we continue to expand our regional portfolio, Colombia continues to be a priority market due to the constant growth of its tourism sector. By experiencing an annual increase of 24 percent in international visitors between 2016 and 2017, the country recently approved 20 new international air routes, "said Juan Corvinos, vice president of development for Latin America and the Caribbean at Hilton. "With a solid development plan that includes nine projects in Colombia, we are proud to continue our expansion with the debut of Curio Collection by Hilton in one of the main destinations in the region, at the same time that we continue to expand the presence of the Hilton Garden brand. Inn
in the market".
The distinguished Hotel Cartagena Tierra Bomba Atoll, Curio Collection by Hilton, owned by Natturale Hotel SAS and with its inauguration scheduled for early 2019, will mark the brand's debut in Colombia. This 66-room hotel, which is currently under construction, will offer its guests an authentically local experience on Isla Tierra Bomba, located approximately 15 minutes by boat from Cartagena and its magical walled city. The hotel will have a bar and restaurant on the terrace, swimming pools, spa and private beaches in the Caribbean Sea.
Hilton Garden Inn Pereira, owned by GR Hoteles SAS, will be the first hotel of the company in Pereira, a town that is part of the coffee axis of Colombia and the territory known as the Colombian Coffee Cultural Landscape, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO . Construction work is scheduled to begin this month. The 164-room property will be part of a mixed-use real estate development that includes shops, offices and a private clinic. A 69-room Hilton Garden Inn hotel, which is already under construction and owned by Futuristico Group SAS, will also open its doors in the exclusive neighborhood of Bocagrande, and will be the fourth Hilton hotel in the city.
Currently, Hilton has a portfolio of nearly 140 open and functioning hotels and resorts that welcome travelers throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, including 18 properties in Colombia. The company actively seeks more growth opportunities and currently has a solid development plan that includes almost 90 hotels throughout the region, including nine hotels under design or construction in Bogotá, Cartagena, Medellín, Pereira and Santa Marta.
Last year, Hilton opened five hotels of three of its brands in the country, including the debut of the Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand in Cartagena. Early next year, Hilton is scheduled to open the highly anticipated Hilton Bogota Corferias Convention Center, located in the heart of the city's commercial district.
The properties will be part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton's distinctive 14 hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment system that allows them to choose virtually any combination of points and money to reserve a stay, a member-exclusive discount, a standard free Wi-Fi connection and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app.